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that is forever worthy of her gentle, happy spirit. >> eloquent words from the president in tucson. that's what's making news in america this morning. thanks so much for watching. and have a great thursday. live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> people from the nation are here tonight. we mourn with you and join you in your grief. >> tears and cheers as the president called the nation to action. good morning, i am alison starling. >> i am pamela brown.
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first, meteorologist adam caskey. >> its chronicled and blustery. the wind was picking up yesterday afternoon. it will continue to be strong today. let's go to temperatures. 28 at reagan national, 25 at martinsburg, 27 in lexington park. it feels like we are in the teens when you factor in the wind. hagerstown has a wind chill of 10. it feels like 11 at dulles airport. a lot of sunshine today. a few scattered clouds, still breezy. gusts up to 30 miles an hour. high temperatures near the freezing mark later this afternoon. 10 degrees below average again today. another cold day tomorrow. we have a chance of a light dusting of snow early tomorrow morning. may reduced visibility. now to lisa baden.
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normal travel times along 95 between fredericksburg and baltimore. good on 270, 66, the los greenaway, and the dulles toll road. kenilworth avenue close to pennsylvania avenue, no major delays reported. well good down to the naval research lab and to the beltway and it looks good on the wilson bridge. back to you. >> thank you. in arizona, president obama joined thousands of mourners for the memorial for the victims of the tragedy in tucson. his speech called on the nation to remember the six people killed on saturday and to pay for those recovering. it also included a call for calm and a special announcement that it brought the audience to their feet. >> the president and first lady spent 45 minutes at the university of arizona medical
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center meeting with the families of six individuals killed saturday and the survivors. among them, a congresswoman gabrielle giffords, opened her eyes for the first time. >> she knows we are here, she knows the love her, and that we are rooting for her in brooklyn to be a difficult journey. >> thousands lined up for a seat at the university of arizona campus for the opportunity to do with the president in prayer and in morning. >> our hearts are broken by a passing. >> he urged americans to unite in the face of tragedy. >> what we cannot do is use this tragedy as one more occasion and to turn on each other. >> the investigation into saturday's alleged shooter, a 22-year-olds jared loughner, is increasing. federal lawmakers spent the day seizing computers and, as weary
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lived with his parents. his high-school friend said looking at the mud shot is disturbing. >> he looks like a monster. >> abc 7 news. a man is in critical condition after being shot in greenbelt. who was found after 7:00 last night in a hallway of an apartment building in the 5900 block of cherry woodland. taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the dead. investigators have no suspects or motive. fire ripped through a house in fort washington. everyone escaped safely. thanks to a hero on four legs. courtney robinson has details. sounds interesting. >> it is. everyone in disintegration is lucky because a neighbor's dog
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smelled smoke and alerted her. she initially thought it was her house that was on fire, but quickly realized it was her neighbors. she sprang into action and went and bank on the door and got them awake. firefighters had trouble getting the blaze under control because of the wind. once they did, everything was ok. one firefighter was injured in all this, with guns to the neck and was taken to local hospital. -- with burns to the neck. the house is a complete loss. firefighters or boarding up the house. officials still investigating the cause. everyone in this situation is very lucky and it is all thanks to a neighbor's dog. that neighbor had a little damage to the house, but she is saved this morning. >> thank you.
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turning to the cold weather, gusts are making it feel even colder. the last night we saw people walking around downtown washington, most of them not so happy to be outside. there is relief in sight and it's expected to be less windy today. adam caskey has more on that coming up. parts of the northeast are digging out big time again. at least the ability of snow fell in less than 24 hours in connecticut. tens of thousands of hoses without support in massachusetts. from philadelphia to boston, schools and other facilities are closed and airlines are delayed or canceling flights. >> americans are facing a bubble about to burst. >> let's turn to linda delaware and in new york. good morning. >> good want. we know the cost of higher
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education is highs . the college bubble is predicted to burst sometime in the middle of this year. annual tuition for private college in america rose 30% from five years ago and student loan debt in the u.s. is $830 billion. that exceeds credit card debt. many americans have the housing crisis. the number of houses receiv ing a foreclosure falling this year will rise 20%. j.p. morgan chase will shutdown its division of banking for diplomats in new york as well as washington on march 31. checking on trading, stock-index futures are little changed. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda.reporting for
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abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 27 degrees outside, 4:37. >> still ahead, how facebook helps police find missing children and how you can get involved. >> the local tributes to the lives lost in the deadly earthquake in haiti. lives lost in the deadly earthquake in haiti. >> data will have the
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thursday morning, adam caskey with your forecast. temperatures in the 20's. wind gusts over 30 miles an hour or. we have wind chills in the teens and almost 10 degrees in a few locations. 25 in the district and huntingtown. martinsburg's right now at 25. wind chills make it feel like the teens. here's a look at today's forecast. cold and blustery today, wind gusts at 30 miles an hour from time to time with high temperatures near freezing. afternoon wind chills in the low 20's. less windy tonight, temperatures in the teens. tomorrow morning there could be agreed dusting of snow, or early tomorrow morning. otherwise, partly cloudy and in
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the 30's. low 40's through the weekend -- by the weekend. we look clear as far as the road surface. this is the beltway close to 270. travel times in your favor. lingering road work out of cheverly going south near kenilworth avenue, that will be gone soon. looks good on 95 in and out of baltimore. no troubles on the dulles greenway and or the dulles toll road. 66 and 95, traffic starting to grow. springfield, virginia, moving nicely on 95. back to you. >> thank you. 27 degrees outside, 4:42. >> coming up, sparing you from the pain at the pump, redefined the cheapest gas. the pain at the pump, redefined the cheapest gas. >> a long road to
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thisour-o'clock 45 on thursday. president obama joined thousands of people in paying tribute to the victims of last weekend's shootings in tucson. he ananda the six people killed
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and those wounded. he broke the news that the congress, and was able to open her eyes. investigators are looking for the man who shot a man in greenbelt. the man was found in norway and an apartment building on chilblain. he's been shot in the head. the man is in critical condition. the northeast is cleaning up after another winter storm. some places got more than t-bill feet of snow. because of the people are without power and hundreds of flights have been delayed or canceled. the world marked a somber anniversary on wednesday, one year since the devastating earthquake in haiti. last night, cardinal donald wuerl upheld a mass in the district. now more from the emotional evening. >> hundreds packed basilica this evening to remember those lost and the millions of haitians whose lives were forever changed. >> our lives have not been the
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same sense. we come here today to remember those we have lost. >> on the small island, some try to return to some sense of normalcy. these entities of playing soccer once again. an eerie stillness still grips the coronation as they flock to mass in a more. >> today is a painful reminder of the last year. >> paris continued for the recovery and for the families of killed, many0,000 ski still in the rubble. >> a message of hope in the midst of the particularly difficult circumstances. >> the prime minister of the country blamed the international community for its lack of aid. >> it is a very expensive
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operation. we have tried to finance some of it. >> many haitians have lost their patients. >> we keep waiting and nothing. >> abc news. longtime d.c. school board member and community activist william lockridge has died aged 63. he was first elected to the board of education in 1998. mayor vincent greg called him a true public servant. 4:48. virginia governor bob mcdonnell says the government faces tough choices. >> i want history to record that you had a division to take on the big problems of our time and fix them. no excuses, no delays. >> the governor laid out his
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legislative agenda during last night's state of the commonwealth address. his plan includes billions of dollars for road repair and millions for college financial aid. democrats say that his plan will put the state deeper in debt. the maryland general assembly is back in session. lawmakers are tackling a $1.6 billion budget shortfall. the senate president, mike miller, says cuts will have to be made to medicaid, education, and environment. if he supports a moderate increase in beer and wine taxes, but that the proposal to raise money by increasing taxes on alcohol goes too far. there are still some gas stations in our area selling gas at less than $3 a gallon. one of them is on frederick road in germantown. $2.99 a gallon. in maryland, the average price for regular is $3.90. in virginia, $3.
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the average price in d.c. is $3.22. 4:49 on this thursday morning. 27 degrees outside. >> coming up later, how to help track down missing children by logging onto a social network. >> another check on traffic and weather every 10 minutes. we will be right back.
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almost 4:53, thursday morning. adam caskey the belfort furniture weather center. get ready for the wind and the cold. today will be the coldest day this week with gusty wind. there is a wind chill factor as well. it feels like 16 degrees ijamsville. it feels like 16 in sterling -- 15. today is going to be cold. high temperatures near freezing , all 30's this afternoon with scattered clouds. we will have a lot of sunshine. when you factor in the wind this afternoon, it will feel like the low to mid 20's. a brief dusting of snow tomorrow morning.
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cold tomato. go 40's by the weekend with a chance of rain early next week. maybe even on martin luther king jr. day. -- cold tomorrow. we are going to break. 27 degrees outside. we are going to break. 27 degrees outside. >> you are watching more bold flavor!onds! more variety! more value! more of what you want... not what you don't. blue diamond almonds. (play-by-play announcer) it's up and it is... good! more than a snack.
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[ male announcer ] before he changed the world... tear down this wall. [ male announcer ] ...or led a nation... i ronald reagan do solemnly swear. [ male announcer ] ...or governed a state... you and i have a rendezvous with destiny. [ male announcer ] ...he inspired our company... with his optimism, his belief in innovation, and his entrepreneurial spirit. [ man ] for general electric, here is ronald reagan.
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♪ there's a new plan
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combining public safety and technology. facebook is teaming up with at the kids that work to keep children safe -- is teaming up with activists that work to keep children safe. amber alerts. >> i would want someone to friend it to help me if i was in that situation. >> she says that she will sign up for it on her face a page. -- her facebook page. >> maybe it will trickle down. >> maybe it will begin to be effective in getting rid of it. >> now a social networking site
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will give information of missing children. this one was later recovered in california by someone that had seen her image on facebook. >> it will improve the reach and the impact of the lifesaving member. >> there's the added benefit of helping young people be aware of their personal safety by being made aware of others at risk. >> the vast majority don't realize until is too late. >> so many people log on to facebook. anything that helps. more still a lot ahead in the next half-hour. >> coming up on this thursday morning, a call to action. the president's somber message to a grieving nation just days after the arizona massacre >>. flames are untrue of alice in fort washington, but a fast
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acting neighbor and her pet may have saved their lives. >> 49 states frozen. winter weather across the country. good morning washington at 5:00 a.m. begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> welcome back, everybody. good morning. great to have you with us. i am pamela brown. >> i am alison starling. good morning. let's begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. we start with adam caskey. 49 states have snow on the ground. amazing. >> it is unbelievable. 29 inches of snow from the nor'easter in parts of connecticut. new england got slammed. even parts of long island picked up over a foot of snow. new englanders with a bull's-eye was. that was like us in last february. that was like us in last february. temperatures

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